Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Celine Dion is Pregnant - What Does this Have to Do with Cancer?

Celine Dion and her husband, René Angélil, recently announced that they are pregnant with their second child, conceived with the help of fertility doctors in New York. Her husband is a cancer survivor and years ago there were alleged reports of him banking sperm and/or them banking embryos before he started his cancer treatments. Regardless of how they go here, I am thrilled to see another survivor and his wife build the family of their dreams!

Do you have a story to share?

16 comments:

  1. Hi!

    Great blog post. I had no idea that Celine Dion is pregnant and that her husband is a cancer survivor. Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed reading your blog and learning about your pregnancy & fertility. With your positive outlook on life, I feel that your blog would be a great addition to Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network (HBN). The HBN has over 2,600 bloggers that share a common goal to share their knowledge with others, which enables Wellsphere to provide information that is personal and relevant to over 6 million visitors a month.

    Feel free to visit our Health Blogger Network at http://www.wellsphere.com/health-blogger , where you can apply to join. Or just email me at hua [at] wellsphere [dot] com.

    Have a great day!
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    Director of Blogger Networks

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  2. hi lindsay -

    i listened to this podcast on NPR and thought of you: "young people living, and laughing, with cancer"
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112563650

    two frustrating but triumphant stories from two women i think you should connect with. great advocates for fertile hope.

    hope you're well!

    stacie sherer

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  3. Wow, I had no idea that Celine Dion's husband is a cancer survivor either. Thanks for sharing. It is truly inspiring to see a cancer survivor able to build a family. I wanted to share a heart-felt video called “Stand Up To Cancer”— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9avVoQB2_rQ> . This video highlights the importance of managing your cancer treatment and avoiding infection. Please watch and share with all your loved ones.

    Best of wishes!

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  4. Hi Lindsay. I am Erica from parenthood for Me, Inc. We are a non profit who provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention. I have been contacted by several people who are cancer survivors regarding getting help for fertility treatments. i would love to speak with you.
    email- info (at) parenthoodforme.org
    Thanks

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  5. Hi,
    I am The editor/writer with Disease.com. I really liked your site and i am interested in building a relationship with your site. We want to spread public awareness. I hope you can help me out. Your site is a very useful resource.

    Please email me back with your URl in subject line to take a step ahead. To avoid spam.

    Thank you,
    Natasha(editor@disease.com)
    http://www.disease.com

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  6. I'm a one-time cancer survivor, working on beating cancer a second time, and newly dealing with the reality of my fertility going away shortly. This is my story:

    http://casadefrias.blogspot.com

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  7. This is really a good news! Praise God for this.

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  8. Good news on the viability of this technology. :)

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  9. Amazing results of science and faith.

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  11. HELP!!!

    My husband was diagnosed in 2008 with Colon Cancer (at the age of 35) 2 weeks after my mom suddenly past away. With the devasting news we could hardly think of anything but the "C" word. Unfortunately we did not think of the effect Chemo would have on his sperm until 2 days before he started chemo. We do have the the sperm frozen.

    Thankfully in 2010 he received two clean PET Scans and he is doing well and is healthy. We just visited the Fertility Doctor, to see if his sperm was still viable after chemo which unfortunately turned out it is not and get information on IVF.

    So we had to explore the option of IVF not knowning how very expensive it is, we were devasted that our insurance company does not cover the cost nor does the Fertility Center accept payment plans.

    We are fortunate to have one beautiful, healthy child who is now four but would love to have another child.

    Sorry for rambling just wanted to explain our story.

    My point is that I am trying to find out if there is any type of program, finical aid, grant etc., for people that became infertile due to chemotherapy.

    I think it is awful that there is nothing out there for young people who had to deal with cancer and chemotherapy at such a young age and is now infertile only due to chemotherapy.

    We live in PA, if there is ANY information that someone could provide I would appreicate it, time is ticking for myself as I will be 38 in July!

    Wishing you all health and happiness!!

    Sad in PA!
    Nicole

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  12. I read your blog and knew something about your pregnancy & fertility. Thanks for sharing your true story.

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  13. Hi thanks you shearing your comments. As soon as possible i will touch with you.

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  14. Hi,
    I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
    Thanks,
    David

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